New News information at Cranes Today

New News information at Cranes Today


15/01/2018
XCMG cranes used in Antarctica
by Sotiris Kanaris

Four XCMG truck cranes are being used for the reconstruction of the Brazilian scientific research station Comandante Ferraz in Antarctica, which burnt down in 2012.
15/01/2018
Sarens performs four heavy lifts in Egypt
by Sotiris Kanaris

Sarens has lifted four absorbers weighing around 384mt each, at the West Nile Delta Project in Egypt for Bechtel Overseas Corporation.
15/01/2018
3D printed offshore crane hook passes test
by Sotiris Kanaris

In the first week of 2018, the world’s first 3D printed offshore crane hook— manufactured by Huisman—successfully passed its load test (80t) and all associated quality control checks.
15/01/2018
Mammoet and Stoof’s vision comes into focus
by Will North

Piet Stoof first talked about his idea for a new design of very heavy lift crane with Cranes Today in 2013. Now, Mammoet has further elaborated the concept and is ready to build it. Stoof and Mammoet innovations director Wessel Helmens explain an extension of the original concept that will allow the giant crane to be assembled vertically in cramped spaces at working refineries. This effectively has led to two new types of crane. Will North reports.
15/01/2018
Hitachi Sumitomo in Switzerland
by Sotiris Kanaris

Swiss contractor Gebr. Brun has invested in a new Hitachi Sumitomo SCX800A-3 to replace one of its existing crawler cranes. The company’s fleet includes three KH180-3s and one KH150-3.
15/01/2018
Potain used for Malaysia’s largest mall construction
by Sotiris Kanaris

Construction firm CB Construction, based in Sereban, Malaysia, is using a Potain MC 310 K12 tower crane to construct the country’s largest shopping mall for retail group AEON.
15/01/2018
Cometto MSPE trailers for Navantia
by Sotiris Kanaris

Spanish company Navantia recently received nine modular combinations of self-propelled MSPE 48t trailers from Cometto. adding up to a total of 46 axle lines.
09/01/2018
Aertssen Group to take over Michielsens
by Sotiris Kanaris

Contracting, crane and transport company Aertssen Group, with headquarters in Stabroek, Belgium, is planning to take over the activities and personnel of fellow Belgian crane rental company Michielsens.
09/01/2018
Kobelco launches new crawlers
by Sotiris Kanaris

Kobelco Construction Machinery has launched new hydraulic crawler cranes with a maximum lifting capacity of 300t (330USt) for standard crane and 350t with an SHL specification. The models are CK3300G-2 (North American model), CKE3000G (European model) and CKS3000 (standard model).
08/01/2018
Orders and deliveries
by Sotiris Kanaris

This month’s fleet updates include orders and deliveries of Liebherr, Grove, Demag, Terex, Fassi, Kato, Tadano, Kobelco, Potain, Zoomlion and Spierings.
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